Rockwell Automation has expanded its Allen-Bradley Stratix family of industrial switches with the Allen-Bradley Stratix 5400 switch, an all-gigabit option that helps manufacturers achieve higher network speeds for their increasingly high bandwidth applications. The switch also supports both Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing for a range of network configurations.
When used as a Layer 2 switch, the Stratix 5400 switch is ideal for industrial environments experiencing an influx of high-performance, gigabit-speed end devices, such as IP video cameras and telephony. It's also fit for heavy-industry applications that require resilient network topologies. When used as a Layer 3 switch, routing is enabled between segmented networks to help achieve better performance.
The switch uses an all-gigabit design for high-performance network and end device support. The GE Power over Ethernet (PoE) and additional GE fiber port options enhance scalability and help meet a wide range of application needs.
The Stratix 5400 switch is available in 18 different models and offers up to 20 gigabit ports in a single switch to meet a wide range of application needs. Default configurations help simplify setup, optimize performance and enable faster diagnostics retrieval. The Stratix 5400 switch also comes with Network Address Translation to help reduce commissioning time. It combines advanced Cisco technology and Premier Integration into the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system to provide familiar solutions for both information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) professionals.